I, like everyone else, am enamored with royal style. If Meghan Markle wears something, I perk up. Kate Middleton? Yep, I’ll stop what I’m doing to catch a glimpse of her latest fit as well. To that point, I recently spent a morning scrolling through a range of princess images for a little story research and realized that while the royalty across the globe clearly all have their own distinct personal styles, many actually share sartorial similarities when it comes to the basic clothing items they wear.
But I’m not talking about just any old basics here—the simple items in question are particularly elegant, acting as the foundational pieces for those polished, regal looks. To give you a better sense of the elevated basics princesses, viscountesses, and queens often wear to build their chic ensembles, I rounded up a bit of visual and shopping inspiration for you below. Keep scrolling to elevate your basics offering like a royal.
Royals clearly know the power of a camel coat to bring classic sophistication to any ensemble. You can literally toss one over any ensemble and appear impossibly posh.
Yes, royals (like many of us) also live in skinny jeans when they’re opting for more toned-down, casual fits.
If there’s one basic shoe silhouette basically every royal has in her arsenal, it’s a pair of pointed pumps. While standard silhouettes in black and nude are hits, slightly more colorful picks also make it into the rotations of many style setters.
One fall and winter staple that will never go out of style is a crewneck or turtleneck sweater in a solid, natural hue. Royals are 100% on board with this versatile basic, and they love pairing various iterations with trousers and skirts.
A black leather jacket is not only timeless but also has the ability to make any outfit feel cool and current.